Charting a Course of Discipleship
A Workbook on Christian Discipleship (Revised Edition)Teresa Gilbert, Patty Johansen, Jay Regennitter, Delia Halverson • October 2012
Is your congregation living up to its mission? After all, making disciples is what churches are supposed to do.
So how do churches go about making disciples? What is a disciple, anyway? And how do congregations know whether they are actually helping people to grow in their faith?
Charting a Course for Discipleship provides a step-by-step plan that will help any congregation design a disciple formation process that is effective for its particular context. It will help your church to:
- identify characteristics of a disciple
- come to see growing in faith as a lifelong journey
- evaluate the current level of disciple making in your congregation
- listen to God's calling for your church and develop a vision for the future
- learn how to involve your congregation in the discipleship formation process
- plan ways to continue and renew your church's system for making disciples
This book replaces Charting the Course, DR507. The revised, retitled edition guides congregations to understand the mission of the church, assess where they are in making disciples, dream what might be possible, and then either build or improve the way they help persons come to and grow in the Christian faith. Bible studies and discovery activities have been added.
Patty Johansen is an elder in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference who was on the development team for Charting a Course. She tested the material as it was developed, and continues to use the process in her current appointment.
Jay Regennitter is an elder in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference who was on the New Streams team that developed Charting a Course.
Delia Halverson is a nationally recognized Christian education specialist who has written more than 50 books and countless units of curriculum. Delia is a consultant, workshop teacher, and retreat leader.
Imprint: Discipleship Resources
Pub Date: October 2012
Trim Size: 8.5 in (w) x 11 in (h) x 0.259 in (d)
Page Count: 120
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Leadership & Mentoring